Music KVpop, Words Tom Ferguson, Editing/Remix Killer Haven
Musical composer extraordinaire KVpop provides musical compositions for painter and political cartoonist Tom Ferguson whose role in the collaboration was to add words. Sorting through his stack of lyric sheets he'd find something that might fit the musical structure and try it out. Sometimes the song duration or changes within it required marrying one or more songs and nipping and tucking in other ways. Once lyrics were selected and synced into the structure he would record them, then send a file of just the vocals back. Killer Haven would tweak them with secret and magical processes so they'd dwell in an optimal place in the music, make whatever changes to the music the new context seemed to suggest and voila, a hit. They did this 15 times for the collection here released to an expectant multitude of undetermined number.
Two of the pieces titled, Farewell and Silvery Sacrosanct, had words written for them rather than borrowing from existing songs. Tom got the idea, when hearing Priscilla Smith singing at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, to invite her to sing on Farewell, which she did to great effect.
It's always better to listen to rather than talk about music but sometimes it's nice to have lyrics handy so the titles and lyrics are provided in a pdf or rtf document file (linkable below)
Henry Snow/Atlanta 2010
Country/Out of Their Minds
Rap (Some People Can Talk)
Spirit Out the Window
Now It's Now
Holy Whole/Come Home
The Same You/The Outer Reach
Workaholic/Rocky Terrain/All Other/Iâve Been Nothin